Frock up for dignity in Dressember and stand against exploitation of women and children

December 15 / 173

Dress 4 Dignity, Frocking it 2015 team members: Rachel Gear, Lorraine Jacob and Wai Lee
Dress 4 Dignity, Frocking it 2015 team members: Rachel Gear, Lorraine Jacob and Wai Lee

Lots of sweet summer dresses have been popping up around campus, because it’s Dressember!

Rachel Gear from the University’s Careers Centre is taking part with like-minded others, and says the aim of Dressember is to raise awareness and funds to support action against violence directed at women and children.

“I brought Dressember to the University last year, and this year we have two staff teams going strong, in the Alan Gilbert Building (co-ordinated by Rachel) and Redmond Barry Buildings (co-ordinated by Lizz Sayers.)

“During Dressember we’re inviting everyone (yes, everyone!) to consider wearing a dress each day of December, and to speak to colleagues and friends about the prevalence of violence that many women around the world face, simply because of their gender.

“This year, the University’s campaign teams are called ‘Dress 4 Dignity, Frocking it 2015’ and ‘Dizzy Dresses’, and all team members advocate that every woman has the right to live a vibrant and free life, without the threat or fear of violence.”

Funds raised through Dressember will support the work of International Justice Mission, a human rights organisation that works to rescue victims of slavery, sexual exploitation, and other forms of violent oppression.

Find out more about Dressember here

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